Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Crafts and Me DT card - Monarch Mermaid

Good morning all.I hope you are all well.A busy day at work yesterday, lots of my clothing aisle is being reduced in price so i was sorting them out ready, more to do today.Plus i have offered to drop 10,000 leaflets around my home town for my mums shop as the normal person can`t do them.Oh my word you should see the map i have, but it means it will buy my new mobile.lol.
So on to my card, today is my turn to share a card on the Crafts and Me store blog and i decided to show off the beautiful Monarch Mermaid by Hannah Lynn which you can find HERE at the Crafts and Me store.
I wanted her to look like she was floating in her own private lagoon screened off with tropical plants.
Hopefully i`ve acheived the look i was after.
I am entering her into the following challenges:
1.Digi doodles challenge - Things with wings
2.Totally papercrafts - Challenge 120 - Frame it ( i have framed my image with flowers and diecuts, plese delete if wrong ladies)
3.Craftycatz challenge - Challenge 145 - Anything goes
4.The Poodles parlour challenge - Diecuts
5.Sweet stampin challenge - Things with wings
6.The squirrel and the fox - Challenge 24 - The sea
7.Sketchy colors challenge - Challenge 126 - Peach.Red & Yellow

Products used are:
White card
DCWV Taj Mahal papers
Glamour dust
Stickles - Waterfall
Marianne design swirl die
Cherry lynn Butterflies die
Gems
Crafts and me digi - Monarch mermaid
Promarkers and Flexmarkers
White gel pen


Promarkers and Flexmarkers used are:
Blush,sunkissed pink,coral,cinnamon
Tea rose,rose peach,coral,cinnamon
Antique pink,red,berry,burgnady.shale
Soft peach.peach.,mango.orange
Pastel yellow.mustard.raw sienna,burnt sienna
Pear,forest,pine.holly
Cool aqua,cloud,surf

And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by, means a lot :D
Hugs Coops.xxx

Edited to add*** hi all, i would just like to add a huge heartfelt thankyou for all of you who have voted for my card over at the fashionista challenge.you are all fantastic, thanks so much ;D

82 comments:

Marie-Louise said...

Really lovely.

Ruth said...

Incredibly beautiful! The colours are so luscious and tropical. Ruth x

Nicola said...

Beautiful card coops, the image is gorgeous and the design is perfect!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Only By His Grace said...

lovely card Coops. I love the style of your card. Very creative. super coloring too.
hugs maz

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Coops great cheerful colours

jacqui x

Rosietoes said...

I think you definitely achieved your goal Coops. She is beautiful and the 'scenery' is fabulous. Wonderful colours!

Edna x

emma mitchell said...

Gorgeous card , love these colours and this beautiful image.
Hugs Emma xx

Marjorie said...

Oh My!! This is just wonderful hunnie..such a lovely creation:)
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Coops, such a lovely image and fabulous colouring.I love the frame you made that she is sitting in, very pretty..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Hi Coops! Your stunningly coloured mermaid certainly does look like she is basking in her own private lagoon, surrounded by pretty flowers but there should have been a sunglasses warning. Boy what a bright and pretty card! Hugs, Lesley

sarah-Jane said...

Love your card. Great image and die cuts. The colours are gorgeous.
Sarah-Jane xx

maxine said...

stunning card lovely colour and very pretty x

jackid said...

Beautiful Nic and loving the ikkle puddy cat too brilliant colouring as ever and those colours in the card and image work wonderful together
Good luck with work and your marathon leaflet drop
Jacki xx

Star said...

Stunning card Coops. Love all the coral and peach you have used. She is framed beautifully
Eileen x

Doreen said...

Brilliant card Coops, love the image and your colouring.xxx

Franz♥ said...

Wow Coops, stunning job hun!

Franz.

p.s.: i've just read your lovely comment on my last Deep Ocean creation...i'm so sorry sweetie, i've already done the extraction for the blog hop prize (ssst! a prize was hidden on my blog) and i've already written the post for this evening, so i can't take your comment into consideration :(

tilly said...

what a beautiful bright card, love it, I wish I could float in a water lily hehehehe
Tilly

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card, I love the image and the colours are wonderful

Hugs Sue

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is just stunning hun, love the colours & all the embellishments look amazing!
Hugs Shell xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous mermaid and I love the bright bold colours.
Lorraine x

Alyce said...

Wow coops she is just stunning! I love all of the peachy tones...your colouring is gorgeous and that bling is just mesmerising :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Coop's I like the image, the colours and the butterflies.
Kevin xx

Jackie said...

Another stunner coops. That sounds like a lot of walking to do! :O)
Jackie xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Coops,wow! what a stunner of a card, I love the shape of it all and your beautiful embellies and your colouring, as always is amazing, Hug, Teresa x

Andria said...

WOWZERS, love the style of card and all the 3D elements. The colours are lovely and I could just jump into that lagoon with her, it looks very tempting perhaps with a cocktail in hand lol. :) x

Joey said...

Absolutely STUNNING, love this hun. Joey x

Sue said...

Hi Nic,I love this card,the colours and image are gorgeous,it looks so lush.
You will be so fit after delivering all those leaflets.
Hugs Sue xx

Sarah said...

Wow, this is just beautiful, she looks like she is floating somewhere tropical x

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab card Coops - striking colour combo and the image as always is perfectly coloured... yummy!

Christine L said...

Hi Sweetie..

I love the colours you've used on this fabulous card... that image is super gorgeous!

And wowww to all those leaflets... but as you say, it's a means to an end! LOL

Hugs
Christine x

Krafty Kows said...

Simply gorgeous. Jeanette

Sheena said...

Wow! Fantastic card Nic! You totally got the whole lagoon thing going on there!!
I'm just heading over to the Fashionista blog now!

Sheena
xxx

Mandy said...

Oh wow Nic what a stunner of a card,love the image and your colour combo and design is fabulous...Good luck with the leaflet drop,just keep thinking of that new phone...lol...
Mandy x

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

gorgeous :)

Creations by Shirl said...

I would love to be where she's at just floating in that water....
Very lovely Coops... Pretty colours!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Another "out-of-this-world" gorgeous card. Totally amazing. Happy crafting Coops.

Jacqueline said...

Hi,this so vibrant,the colours are fab,loving the colour of the hair,great layout too :.)Jacqueline.S

Jovan said...

WOW...this card is so BEAUTIFUL! I love all the colors and details! I would have never thought to cut the paper like that for embellishments...great idea!

sandy's crafty bits said...

oh my goodness nic what a lovely little card ... just love that little image ... love the papers you have used very colourful ... thank you for visiting my blog over the weekend sorry I did not get back to visit you ... boy was I busy ... what a hectic weekend am only just recovering today and its tuesday lol ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Netty said...

wow its a totally stunning card Coops, x

rosie said...

oh wow Nicola. love this. this is amazing. fab colours. love the image. fantastic layout too x

Pat K said...

Stunning card Coops. Love the colours and design as well as the gorgeous image. Very beautiful work. hugs, Pat K.x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A stunning card Nic. I love the image and your great background. Love the rich colours of your paper and how you have cut out all the flowers.
Hugs Sarahxx

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Coops! what a beautiful image and your colouring is awesome! Love those scrummy papers and die cuts… it's a really stunning card! :-)
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Sandra H said...

Gosh Coops this is stunning so beautifully coloured and the papers are gorgeous and lovely butterflies really is a stunner!! xx

Betty said...

What a beautiful card Nic I love every thing about it. The colours are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Poodles Parlour this week. Good Luck in the challenge
Bettyxxx

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Nic, what a feast for the eyes hun. Love the stunningly coloured image and all the wonderful details.

Donna x

catherine said...

This is a stunning card Nic and love all the colouring detail in the image. The colours are just so beautiful
x catherine

Marianne's Craftroom said...

10,000 leaflets OMG. Gorgeous card, you definitely achieved the look you wanted.

Katina said...

Wow!! What a stunner Nic! Incredible colouring.

I remember delivering leaflets years ago. Watch out for the letter boxes that snap closed really quickly and nearly take your fingers off, lol! Oh, and the barking dogs that hurtle towards the front door when they hear you coming!
xxxx

kraftyk said...

WOW stunning card Coops, beautiful image, gorgeous papers and layout
hugs
Kim xx

pinky said...

Well you have succeeded, she definitely looks like she is floating. I love the shimmering water and the added sparkle to her. Just beautiful.

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Nic there is so much beauty to see here, wow, firstly the colours are amazing, the image is stunning, the embellishments are top notch, I think I will stay awhile and just drink in it's beauty
Hugs
Lorraine x

Aud said...

Wow this is stunning coops, love the colours and such a fab image. Aud x

Vicky said...

Such a pretty card Coops, a gorgeous image and your amazing colouring :) Great use of colour too

hugs Vicky xxx

Angel said...

got the WOW factor hun. Xx

snuggles Angel Xx

purpleprincess2007 said...

So stunning Hun! Love the colours and all the fussy cut flowers look amazing! Xx cara xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Nic, been catching up with your blog. Stunning creations as always and just love your crafts & me cards they are always so stunning. Fabulous images, papers and colouring and love the vintage style cards too - have popped over to the site to nab myself a few of those images. Hopefully will be back a bit more often once I have caught up with everyone lol!!
Lyndsey xx

Little K Smith said...

WOW! Sooooo stunning Coops! Your colouring is amazing, I love the beautiful image and the papers are just lush! :)
Kelly.x

Wendy said...

Absolutely stunning Coops, love it.
Wendy xx

Patty said...

Kudo's to you for helping your Mum!! Love your card..so much coloring and detail!! Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us over at Poodles Parlour for the challenge!

Patty

Natali said...

Gorgeous card. Amazing colouring!! And love these juicy bright colours. Beautiful details in gold.
Hugs
Natali

Fluffles said...

Gorgeous colours & image Nic, so love this card. Hope it stays dry for your postie job! Jx

Curlybear said...

Thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Anything Goes Challenge with this superb creation,

I do hope you will come on over and join in the fun with us again next week,

Have a lovely day
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Tracey T said...

This is amazing, Coops! Where do I start? The colours are gorgeous and I love the layers, but I especially like the background you've created for her - it looks so real! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Jenz Bitz 'n' Bobs said...

Gorgeous card Coops. Lovely image and colouring. Thanks for joining in this weeks Challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. Jenny x

Mau xx said...

This is Gorgeous Coops, Love the layering and the image is Beautiful, what amazing colouring...as always. xx
Hope your legs are still as long as they were....lol
Hugs Mau xx

Karen said...

This is gorgeous, I love the image and your fab colouring, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.

xx

June Nelson said...

Wow its fantastic, and all the detail just perfect love it hunnie big huggis June xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

sallysbitz said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the shape & colours x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Samantha said...

Totally Stunning creation so beautiful LOVE the colours and love the white highlighting too! hugs me x

Jannhild said...

Lovely card Coops! Beautiful details!!
Thank you for joining us at the Sketchy Colors.
Hugs, Jannhild

Curlybear said...

Outstanding and impeccably coloured i love the pearl dots on her tail and the tips of her wings,
take care hugs bridget :0)x

Tracey said...

Gorgeous work as always Coops. She's absolutely stunning and coloured so beautifully. Thank you for sharing with us at The Squirrel and The Fox. I hope to see you there again soon.
Tracey
x

mandy said...

Wow Coops How fabulous is your card I love the image and all the layers and especially all the bling and glitter :)


Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Lee said...

You are welcome hun.Blimey good luck with the leaflets.I deliver our local paper round some of the village phew,I know how you feel lol.Stunning card.xxx

thecraftycavalier said...

Wowzers hun! This is just awesome! The colours are so vibrant and the image is coloured to perfection. It's beautiful to look at! Good luck with dropping the leaflets - I 'm exhausted just thinking about it! Hugs, Jayne x

xxxtglxxx said...

This looks totally tropical and really warm! :)

Love this image (yet to colour it up! lol) and beautiful layers, cut outs and as always awesome colouring!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Jenny said...

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. I feel like I could just step right into this card. Of course I wouldn't because then I would get wet! So life like - love it! x

Wishcraft said...

Wow Nic! Such a beautifully detailed card, absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Andrea C said...

Very vibrant and beautiful x

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh!! I get so excited looking at your work. Such a talented lady!
Hugs, Kelly xxx